Thursday, June 21, 2012

Workshop Time!

Next workshop is Saturday July 7th from 1 to 5 pm at Denny's in Fresno on Herndon Ave.  I will demonstrate the brayer technique that will produce this beautiful card.

You can join along to make this card or bring your own project(s)!  All are welcome for fun, food and frivolity :)

Supplies needed for the brayer card: (don't have a StampinUP! catalogue? order $50 from me and receive a catalogue free! Click the shop now icon or visit

Brayer (item #102395)
Sponge Daubers (item # 102892)
Ink: Pool Party (#126982), Tempting Turquoise (#126952), Certainly Celery (#126958), Wild Wasabi (#126959), Old Olive (#126953) and Basic Black (#126980)
Ribbon: (on the inside, not photographed) 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Baja Breeze (#122964)
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree (#127793), One in a Million (#126382) 
                             Window Sheets (#114323)

You will need good white card stock, if you do not have your own I recommend the Whisper White card stock from StampinUP! (#100730)  it is good quality and will take all the ink we are going to throw at it!

If you do not have these items, there is time to order before the workshop.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

First Things First

I did not post the inside of my Red, White and Blue I Miss You card... (blasphemous)  One must always remember its the inside that counts :)
Besides it is the cute little birds that I want to show off.  And to top it off look what else this great little stamp set has... I love this little wagon complete with flowers.  I also glittered up the bird's belly with dazzling diamonds.  I used the same flowers to embellish the sentiment on the front, turned out so lovely. 
The stamp set is "For the Birds".  The papers are Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Cajun Craze card stock as well as Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper all from Stampinup! (supplies and ID#'s are listed below)
I used my new Chevron embossing folder love the way it complimented my paper design. And wait until you see the new die cuts!  I used Floral Frames Framelits to cut out my flower and my wagon.  Not to forget the inside!
I repeated the design on the small framelits die cut and added dazzling diamonds, turned out so fun!  Boy I am lovin' this new StampinUP! catalogue and all the new stamps, dies, papers and embellishments.  I may have to employ a maid to clean house...because I just do not have time for that nonsense :)

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you stop in again, I love to have you visit!


Floral Frames Framelits #127012 $26.95

For the Birds #126407 $24.95

Chevron Embossing folder #127749 $7.95

Comfort Cafe DSP #126898 $10.95

Midnight Muse 3/8 stitched satin ribbon

Word Window #119857 $15.95

Modern Label Punch #119849 $16.95

Dazzling Diamonds #102023 $4.50

Monday, June 18, 2012

Blast from the Past

Hello all, hope your Father's Day was fabulous!  Today I am posting a blast from the past for my niece Randa.  This is a stationery box I cased from my upline Mary.  It is easy and fun to make and is a great gift for any occassion!  Any of your favorite papers and stamps will work with this great design!

The box is covered with an aceate covering that slides on and off the box.  Includes 3 - 3x3 cards and evelopes and 3 coordinating decorated chocolates!

Hope you enjoyed this project and come back again!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Red, White and Blue

Welcome Back!  By the way, the picture of the Monarch Butterfly is one I took in my flower garden one beautiful summer day in 2009.  The picture has a piognant significance which I will reveal later, stay tuned so you don't miss it.

My card is aptly named Red, White and Blue I Miss You. Whisper White card stock ( to die for... I liken' it to rich French Vanilla Ice Cream, silky smooth and refreshing) with Tempting Turquoise and Real Red ink and embellishments.

The stamp set is For the Birds. And as always the stamps from StampinUP! are so very versital.  Hope you enjoy! and please stop by and visit me again soon!  Leslie ;)

For the Birds #126407 clear $24.95
Stripes Textured Embossing Folder #123128 $7.95
Word Window Punch #119857 $15.95

3/8" Glimmer Brads #121006 $4.95

Friday, June 15, 2012

Name Change and of course a CARD

Well it was inevitable.  The name change I mean.  So an explanation is in order. My blog started as a personal endeavor (without stampin') therefore the title was a play on the most fashionable word ending at the time;  if you took notice, anything and everything ended in "licious".  My husband and I chuckled at this nonsense and I decided I would name my blog after my dog... yep, my dog, Eleanor.  Whose nick name is Ellie which, that's right, evolved into Ellalicious. The "Elements" was added to "tone it down a bit".  Weeell, I tried to post a card from my blog to Pinterest the other day and ... you guessed it; Pinterest said the name was a little shady and suspicious and was not going to let me post the darn thing.  Now, I had to laugh, out loud.  But that was when I realized that the name sounded a little risque and not a whole lot like a stampin' blog.  Hence, Stampin' Paradise was born. Now let's just hope "paradise (as in tropical)" doesn't create waves (a little pun there)  :)

On to the card!!  This card made me feel 1930's  French!  I love all the new stamps in my Stampinup! catalogue and this is just one of them.  I hope you love it also.  I call it my French Passion! (the name of the stamp set is Postage Due; I think they should let me name the stamp sets!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Above and Beyond

Welcome to the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! The Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to share some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite products from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog! You've probably hopped over from Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards , I'm stop number 19 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for new Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

My card features card stock from the new 2012-2014 IN-Colors: Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit #126838
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes #126367 (c)
One in a Million #126382 (c)
3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon in Primrose Petals #126844
Embellishment: Dahlias (#127556) in Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals and Midnight Muse
Inks: I used my pens! IN-colors 2012-2014 #126856: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit

Beautiful ink coverage, crisp stamps, and color coordination between all my products are what makes Stampinup! superior in my book...

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog, stop number 20 on the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

Blog Hop Line-Up:
The Blog Hop Line-Up is below: 
  1. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee 
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian 
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  4. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  5. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  8. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  9. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  10. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards
  14. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  15. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  20. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  26. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  27. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  28. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  29. Marivic Lebardo at My Stampin' Blog
  30. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  31. Nakaba Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  32. Wendy Smith at West Wind Curiosities
  33. Laurie Mercer at My Stampin' Blog

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mojo Monday #244

And not to mention I even squeezed in a Mojo Monday card! Christmas of all things! But I could not wait to use my new papers from StampinUP! "Be of Good Cheer"  enjoy...

Stamp A Stack Sneak Peak...

Hello, I am back!  May was a very busy month, birthdays, holidays and lot of Grandchildren visits!  Now it is June, unbelievable!

On Saturday June 9th I am having my Stamp A Stack and wanted to give you a sneak peak of a few of the cards we will make.  Without further ado:

I look foward to the wonderful time with friends!

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